Outpatient Medical Center Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to annouce that Mr. Carl I. Walters, II has been hired to serve as Outpatient Medical Center, Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Walters will commerce serving in this new leadership role on March 1, 2017. Mr Walters brings over 27 years of For-Profit, Not-For-Profit and Federally Qualified Heatlh System (FQHC) executive leadership experience to the system. He has been recognized at the federal, state, and community level for his integrated healthcare delivery system fiscal, operational marketing, clinical outcomes and marketshare enhancement re-engineering expertise/accomplishments. Some of his recent executive assignments include serving as: Chief Executive Officer, Operation Samahan Inc (FQHC) President and Chief Executive Officer, Robeson Healthcare Corporation (FQHC) State Director, Residential Care Services and Clinics, Washington State DSHS (Long-term Care and Support Services) Vice President, Outpatient Services and Clinics, Mercy Medical Center (Critical Access Hospital) Chief Executive Officer, Tri-City CommunityHealth (FQHC) Chief Executive Officer, Alexian BrothersCommunity Services Division (PACE) Chief Operating Officer, St Louis Connectcare; (former St Louis Regional Hospital) FQHC lookalike Divisional Practice Administrator, Utah Physician Services Division Mr. Walters also brings a demonstrable and respected work history of stabilizing; expanding service capability/capacity and improving the sustained viability for the numerous FQHCs he has run to date. He also brings strong demonstrable business acumen for driving operational. fiscal, clinical outcomes, system utilization improvement and for strengthening FQHC stakeholder partnerships and community confidence. Mr. Walters holds a B.S. in Hospital Administration (Weber State University, Ogden, Utah) and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management (University of Phoenix, Ogden, Utah). He is a former U.S. Naval Officer (Medical Service Corp; Hospital Administration trained) with U.S. Navy outpatient medical clinic command experience. He is the eldest son of retired U.S. fighter pilot Major Carl I and Betty Walters. He and his wife Jennifer are the proud parents of Carl I. Walters III. and Brigettee' Bette' Walters.
Jim Richard brings extensive for-profit, new business development,company revenue-enhancement as well as executive financial services leadership acumen to the table . He holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting obtained from University of Louisiana, Lafayette. This leader has a unique skill set that brings over 25 years of diverse experience as Controller/Chief Financial Officer executive team expertise as well as a history in public accounting to the table. Jim also has a proven track record of obtaining new credit through financing including business turn-around revenue.
Lynda Roberts, MD joined OMC in 2007 and practices primarily at our Natchitoches location. She is board certified in Family Medicine and has served as the Medical Director since 2015. She completed her undergraduate training at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. She practiced for 18 years with Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge before returning home to Natchitoches. Dr. Roberts special interests include chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, preventive medicine, and sleep disorders.
Dr. Don Williams is the Dental Director of Outpatient Medical Center Inc. He is a clinician providing direct patient care as well serving as part of the administration. Dr. Williams is a native of Vicksburg, MS. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Tougaloo College and his D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Williams was a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient and fulfilled his 4 year commitment at the Natchitoches Outpatient Medical Center after graduating from dental school. He is currently a member of the Louisiana Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Chenire Craig has an extensive career in Human Resources that expands over 25 years. She is a graduate of Grambling State University and has two bachelor degrees (Criminal Justice and Political Science) and a masters degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on Human Resource Management. Chenire has worked for Corporate Temps & Corporate Plus (Atlanta, Georgia), Origin Bank (home office in Ruston, Louisiana), Graphic Packaging Int’l (hone office in Atlanta, GA), P&S Surgical Hospital (Monroe, Louisiana) and Specialty Management Service of Ouachita (Monroe, Louisiana). Ms. Craig also has extensive experience working as a private human resource consultant for several entities. Chenire Craig brings a diverse, knowledgeable base of Human Resources leadership acumen to our team. Her hobbies include jogging and viewing art.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology form Northwestern State University 1971 Masters of Arts. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Northwestern State University 1975 Masters of Social Work Louisiana State University 1982 LCSW License since 1985 Begin Work at OMC in October , 2011 Prior to working at OMC I was a School Social worker, worked for Natchitoches Parish School Board 33 years. Served as a school based social worker, Pupil Appraisals Evaluation Social worker, Coordinator of Pupil Appraisal Services and finally worked as Supervisor of Child Welfare and attendance. Retired in July 2004 I also Worked as a Licensed Mental Health Professional for a Mental Health Rehabilitation agency from 2004 to 2009 I also served as a Mental Health Professional and Consultant for Natchitoches Head Start Program from 1974 to 20005 I worked as a Home Health Social Worker I am Treatment Director of the 10th Judicial Juvenile Drug Court Program from 2009 to Present. I served as an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at NSU form 2010 to 2012 At OMC, I am currently the Chief of Behavioral Health Services. I Supervise employees providing behavioral health services to patients . I also provide direct behavioral health services to patient. I serve on the leadership and executive team to ensure that all behavioral health policies, procedures and programs are implemented as required for this FQHC. I do not speak any foreign language I have many years of working with many and varied cultures, having been a school social worker, mental health provider , home health provider, working with the criminal justice system . I have worked with families from all walks of life and with various cultural backgrounds and languages. I have always found a way to communicate and help the people that I have worked with. My reputation in the community speaks for itself.
Crystal Armstrong is the Director of Nursing for the organization. She began her career at Outpatient Medical Center, inc. June of 2013. Prior to joining the OMC team she attended Northwestern State University where she obtained an Associate Degree of Science in nursing (2013) and Bachelors Degree of Science in Business Administration (2006). Ms. Armstrong has assisted the organization in re-gaining the Center’s Joint Commission accreditation by directing a validation process with stringent controls that established firm compliance. In addition she has worked tirelessly with the leadership team in efforts to become PCMH accredited. Coming from a long line of nurses Mrs. Armstrong is committed is serving the community and providing the best possible care to all.
Ruby Mitchell is a part of the Senior Leadership Team and holds the role of Site Coordinator at (Natchitoches) Outpatient Medical Center, Inc. As the Site Coordinator Mrs. Mitchell ensures that all day to day operations run smoothly in the Natchitoches clinic. Prior to accepting this position Mrs. Mitchell has filled the roles of Patient Account Representative Supervisor, Billing Supervisor (certified coder), and Interim CEO. She began her career within the organization in 1981. During this time she has assisted with helping the organization maintain its accreditation through Joint Commission. In addition Mrs. Mitchell assists with operational infrastructure development, strategic planning, policy and procedure development, and collecting data for the process for obtaining PCMH Accreditation through NCQA. Her time with the organization shows evidence that she is dedicated to our mission and the community we serve.
De’Marquis Hamilton currently serves in the capacity of Site Director within OMC Inc.’s Leesville Health Center. Originally hired to serve as the Billing/Patient Registration Services Director, Mr. Hamilton soon entered into the role of interim Site Director at the Leesville Health Center and has since been awarded this position in a permanent capacity. Mr. Hamilton oversees all day-to-day operations within the Leesville Health Center which renders services that include that of primary care, dental, and behavioral health services in addition to outreach and enrollment services for the underinsured and uninsured population. Mr. Hamilton also serves as OMC Inc.’s Safety Officer and Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Committee, responsible for ensuring Emergency Preparedness guidelines for the corporation remain up-to-date as well as monitoring safety issues within the organization. He has also recently been yielded the responsibility of ensuring the corporation remains compliant with OSHA guidelines. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology; Master of Science in Health and Human Performance with a Health Promotion concentration; Master of Arts in Adult Education with a concentration in Continuing Education, all from Northwestern State University; and having completed all necessary coursework required, is currently in the dissertation phase of a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development and concentration in Healthcare Administration at Grand Canyon University. As a resident of Natchitoches who received care from OMC Inc. as a child, Mr. Hamilton is passionate about ensuring everyone receives suitable healthcare regardless to their race, gender and/or socioeconomic status. He is eager to help OMC remain a viable healthcare facility not only in Leesville but all locations being served in addition to expanding said services.
Rosie Kye holds the dual role of Site Coordinator (Tallulah)/Compliance Officer at Outpatient Medical Center, Inc. Ms. Kye has been with the organization since 1990. She holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Grambling State University. Ms. Kye currently resides in Tallulah, Louisiana.
DOB:05/10/1973 Qualification: MBBS (India), MD (US) Completed schooling in India. Graduated from Grant Medical School, Mumbai, India in 1997. Went on to complete post-graduation in Dermatology in 2001. Subsequently practiced as Dermatologist at private clinics in Mumbai, India and then in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Worked briefly as a instructor in Dermatology dept at Cooperative medical college in Kochi, India. Moved to US in 11/2005. Completed USMLE steps in 2007 and clinical observership at Emory University hospital in 2008-2009, voluntary research position at Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University from 2009-2010 before joining residency in Internal Medicine. Graduated from Internal Medicine Residency from University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga in 2013 (2010-2013). Completed Fellowship in Infectious Disease from University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 2015 (2013-2015). Started working as Physician (Int Medicine/Infectious Disease) with Lubbos Medical Clinic/Byrd Hospital- 8/2015 through 3/2015 Transitioned to Byrd Medical Clinic from 4/1/2016 through 2/2017 Started working at Outpatient Medical Clinic from 5/15/2017 ABIM Board certified: IM (2013), ID (2015) Licensed to practice in State of Louisiana Specialty: Primary care including care for diabetes, Hypertension and other medical problems, minor dermatological conditions. Infectious diseases including osteomyelitis, HIV, hepatitis and others.
Dr. Kay Nelson received her B.S. in Pre-Medicine from Louisiana State University of Shreveport in 1990. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center of Shreveport in 1994, going on to complete her Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Alabama. She is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Southern Medical Association, and Louisiana State Medical Association. Dr. Kay Nelson joined Outpatient Medical Center, Inc. in December, 2017, bringing over 20 years of diverse Family Medicine clinical experience, providing care for the entire family. Outside her passion for medicine, Dr. Nelson also enjoys reading, shopping, and traveling.
Penny Jeffery, M.D., from Mankato, Kansas, graduated from Northeast Missouri State University with her bachelor’s degree, and the University of Iowa with her medical degree and family medicine residency. She has since been recognized for excellence in leadership in her field with the degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians, and maintains her board certification through the American Board of Family Medicine. She has a wide range of experiences including family planning/women’s health, college health, eating disorders, psychiatric disorders, as well as the full age range of primary care from infancy to the elderly. Diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol treatment are focuses of her current practice. Dr. Jeffery is married, has two college-age children, and is active in her church.
Dr. Virginia Bates received her B.A. from Boston University in 1978. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College in 1978. She went on to complete her Dental Residency at New York City Health and Hospital Corporation. She has been and remains a member of the National Dental Association and the Louisiana State Dental Pelican Society. Dr. Virginia Bates practiced in New York prior to relocating to Louisiana, having practiced in the state since 1982. She joined Outpatient Medical Center, Inc. in 2007 where she remains one of the only Medicaid/Medicare dentists serving the Vernon parish community. To accompany her care and passion in the field of dentistry, Dr. Bates also enjoys giving back to the community through charitable work done through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
James M. Wagley LCSW-BACS license # 6548 315 S, Highland Ste. A W: 318-517-6222 C: 318-602-9206 Many, Louisiana 71449 firstname.lastname@example.org PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVES To provide evidence based services to children, youth, adults and their families. To provide consultation and training for educational, healthcare and human services agencies. EDUCATION: BA, Social Work, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, La., 1974 MSW with emphasis on Social Program Administration, University of Arkansas in Little Rock, 1983 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2010-Present Vanguard Behavioral Health Consultants LLC: Founder of group practice that delivers individual, group and family therapy services for children, youth, adult and families in Northwest Louisiana. Training and consultation for independent practitioners, educational, healthcare and human service agencies; Behavioral Health Consultant for the Louisiana Primary Care Association and Rapides Foundation providing training, program and grant development as well as direct services for Federally Qualified Health Centers in North-Central Louisiana. Contracted as a Behavioral Health Consultant delivering direct services to the Outpatient Medical Center in Leesville, La. Nov. 2011-July 2012 Director of Louisiana Choices Wraparound Agency: Supervised the startup of Louisiana’s Coordinated System of Care Wraparound Agency in Region 8. Jan. 1997-Nov. 2011 Sabine Parish Schools Supervisor of Student Services supervision of PALS After-school and summer program, Pupil Appraisal Services, Health Services, School-Based Behavioral Health Services and the Coordinated School Health program, clinical supervision for social work staff, grant writer for various behavioral support programs in the district; trainer, consultant and evaluator for PBIS programs, lead staff for implementation of Comprehensive Learning Supports, co-author of CSoC Region 8 application. Sabine Parish Schools Pupil Appraisal Social Worker: Duties included liaison for three schools, completion of initial evaluations and reevaluations, delivery of support and related services and participation in School Building Level Committees. Served from 9/2000 until 6/2003 Sabine Parish Schools Special Education Department: Provided direct services to children, youth and families. Management duties included: grant writing, program implementation and budget management for Decentralized Arts, Very Special Arts of Louisiana and IDEA Mental Health grants, day to day supervision of five full time and three part-time IDEA-MH mental health services staff, coordination of contracted service providers, development and implementation of training programs; and initial planning, training and facilitation of school-wide positive behavior supports for three schools in Sabine Parish. SPARK Alternative School Coordinator: In January of 1997, hired as Coordinator of SPARK School, the first alternative education program in Sabine. Designed behavioral program, supervised staff, managed budget, wrote grants, supervised daily operation of program, linked services with other schools and human service agencies; individual, group and family therapy for students attending SPARK. Served as Coordinator until May of 2000. 1991-97 Hartwell Recreation Consultants, Inc.: As Director of Operations, provided personnel administration, product marketing, staff development and training, grant writing, facilitation for corporate clients and human service staff using the Adventure Based Counseling model. 1989-91 Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital: As Program Director, provided administration for a 16 bed acute psychiatric unit for adults suffering from a wide range of mental health and substance abuse conditions. 1987-89 Parent and Child Development Center: As Director of Residential Services, managed three 16 bed residential treatment programs in two cities. Duties included personnel administration, supervision of social work and educational staff, program planning and development, staff training and day-to-day management of residential and educational services. 1984-87 Youth Home Inc., Little Rock AR: As Clinical Social Worker, provided individual, group and family services to emotionally disturbed children in care, supervision of child care staff and supervision of the on-campus school staff. In September of 1986, was promoted to the position of Administrator of Residential Programs. As administrator, supervised clinical and educational staff while serving as a member of the executive staff committee charged with converting residential homes to the status of an 80 bed J.C.A.H.O. Long-term psychiatric residential facility. 1983-84 Arkansas Dept. of Human Services, Division of Youth Services: As Staff Development Coordinator, served as the department’s representative in the planning and implementation of reorganization of children and youth services in the state of Arkansas. 1979-1983 Col. Glenn Treatment Center, Youth Home Inc., Little Rock, AR: As Director, developed program, supervised staff and provided clinical services for two 10 bed acute care psychiatric facilities for emotionally disturbed youth. 1977-79 Rutherford House, Shreveport, La.: As Director of Olive Branch, provided staff supervision, program development, staff training and clinical services to ten behaviorally disturbed, delinquent and substance abusing boys. Also provided linkages with local schools, courts and other human service agencies. 1975-77 First District CESA Child Development Center: As social worker for the Georgia Psycho-educational Network team, served four counties in rural south-east Georgia. The network provided day treatment and in-home services to severely emotionally disturbed children. Duties included assessment, treatment planning monitoring classrooms, parent work, linkage with schools and in-service training for parents, teachers and school administrators. 1972-74 LA Bonne Mansion: Program Director for a community based drop-in center/drug prevention program in Natchitoches Louisiana. Training Certifications and Community Involvement LCSW-Board Approved Clinical Supervisor # 6548 Positive Behavioral Supports, universal and secondary level trainer, SET Evaluator and Facilitator B.R.I.T.T. Certification, Adventure Based Counseling, Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Chairman of the Sabine Parish Children and Youth Services Planning Board for 5 years Committee Member for Implementation of the Louisiana Coordinated System of Care, Mentor for Natchitoches Parish Children and Youth Services Board, Member of Sabine Parish FINS Committee, CASA Board Member, Trained in Integrated Behavioral Health Services through the Cherokee Health Services Training Academy Other Educational Experiences and Professional References Provided Upon Request
Stacey Dillard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelors from Northwestern State University in 2004 and received her Masters of Social Work from Stephen F Austin State University in 2007. Stacey has worked in a variety of settings including alternative schools, special education, Fort Polk Military Base, and Federally Qualified Heath Centers. Stacey has worked with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, adults, and elderly.
I was born and raised in Warren County Mississippi, where I raised my three children. I went to Hinds Community College for my Associate Degree in Nursing in 1993, where I received my Associate Degree in Nursing. From there I went directly into my program for my BSN at University of Mississippi School of Nursing. I received my BSN and MSN from there in 1999. I have been nursing since 1995 and practicing as a mid-level provider since 1999, primarily in a rural health environment. I am passionate about my role as a nurse practitioner and believe in partnering with patients to obtain the best outcomes possible for them. While not practicing in my practitioner role, I find great joy sharing time with my family and, especially, my six grandchildren! We love cooking, gardening, and creative renovations of properties and odds and ends found on the roadside. I am very excited to become one of the family of the caring, professional team at Outpatient Medical Center!
My name is Mary Katherine Lancaster and I was born and raised in Natchitoches, Louisiana. I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from Louisiana State University School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. I have been a Registered nurse for over ten years. I graduated as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. I have been a family nurse practitioner for over two years. I am married and have three children and when not working I enjoy spending time with my family.
LaTwana Matthew is a Shreverport, La native conveying over 11 years of nursing experience and has been a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner since 2016. Ms. Matthew received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Northwestern state University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Grambling State University. Her medical background includes family practice, emergency medicine, post-surgery care, and conditions of the cardiovascular/pulmonary systems. Ms. Matthew belongs to two professional organization, AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) and LANP (Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners). She is the mother of one and loves traveling. “You must take care of yourself in order to be healthy enough to care of anyone else”.
Brittany Procell was born and raised in Natchitoches, LA where she and her husband, Aaron Procell, resides with their two boys, Ryan and AJ. She is a devoted Christian with a heart to be serve God's children in the community. They all are active members at Robeline First Baptist Church serving in Sunday school, small groups and missions. She completed her studies locally at Northwestern State University receiving Bachelors of Science in Nursing December 2009 and Masters of Science in Nursing May 2013. She worked as a RN at St Francis Cabrini Hospital for four years in Med-Surg, Oncology, and Telemetry. Upon APRN certification, her journey as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) began at Outpatient Medical Center in August 2013. Her past and present experience as a FNP includes but not limited to acute care, chronic disease management, long-term care, Women's Heath, Inpatient and Outpatient services. She currently sees patients at the Natchitoches and Leesville locations.
Donna L. Roberts received her BSN in Nursing from McNeese State University at Lake Charles in 1995. In 2004, she received her Master's of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix. She completed her Post-graduate degree in Forensic Nursing from Kaplan University in 2006 and then became Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 from Indiana State University. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She joined the United States Public Health Service in 2003 and continues to be an active duty service member serving as a Commander assigned to the Department of Homeland Security. She is a native of Leesville and is excited to provide Healthcare in her home Community.
I have 33 years nursing experience in infants and children, with an extensive background in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. I obtained my BSN/RN from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA( now ULM) and my MSN/APRN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL. I am certified in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. I can see patients from 0-22 years of age.
Shar’Ron Hardwell, is a Graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ms. Hardwell has over 23 years experience in Behavior Health, She currently has several credentials and is nationally recognized as well.
My name is Lakesha Wilson; I’m a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. I have been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2002. I received my Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from Southern University of Shreveport, La. After working for Barksdale Air Force Base (Medical/Dental) group in leadership positions, I received my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration & Organizational Management, in 2009. I’ve mentored/educated Registered Dental Hygiene Students (Southern University) for over 10yrs. In the last 17 years, I have been committed in coordinating dental community outreach services. My dedication in educating the community has enriched many on the importance of oral care, which has brought about many smiles. Favorite Quote: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”